Cooling Weighted Blankets
While the thought of using a weighted blanket during the menopause might seem a little odd, they really can help. Cooling weighted blankets can help with those hot flashes and night sweats as they are made from breathable materials. These blankets also contain glass beads that do not hold any heat. This means you’re much more likely to have a good night’s sleep if you use a cooling weighted blanket.
Many cooling weighted blankets come with removable covers that can be washed as often as they need to be. This is ideal for those who are worried about hygiene and those who perhaps still perspire a little.
An Alternative Solution
If you don’t like the idea of sleeping under a weighted blanket, you might choose to help you relax before you go to sleep or look into the alternatives we suggest. Laying under a weighted blanket for up to 30 minutes can help your body to relax and prepare you for sleep.
In addition to helping you sleep, it can also lower your stress levels and produce melatonin. Melatonin is a natural sleep hormone that can help you to fall asleep more easily.
How Do Weighted Blankets Work?
Weighted blankets work by providing gentle pressure on your body. The weight is firm but relaxing and it can feel akin to a hug. Blankets such as these use deep pressure touch stimulation, a form of therapy that is used with children who have Autism or behavioral issues. The deep pressure makes the body relax and can help you to sleep better at night. When you sleep better at night you’re more likely to wake up feeling refreshed the next morning.
Menopause and Restless Leg Syndrome
Many women who are going through the menopause experience restless leg syndrome. This can be an uncomfortable syndrome that involves tingling and twitching sensations in the legs.
The good news is a weighted blanket can help to keep your legs completely still, ensuring you’re more likely to get a good night’s sleep.
Menopause and Interrupted Sleep
Many women find that their sleep is interrupted when they are going through the menopause. The good news is that weighted blankets can help with this as they encourage restful sleep. What this means is you are much more likely to get a better night’s sleep.
Weighted Blankets and your Sleep
When a weighted blanket helps you to sleep better you’re likely to:
- Be more focused
- Have more energy
- Eat a better diet
- Cope better with mood swings
- Have less anxiety
- Have an improved quality of life
This is why more and more women are choosing to use a weighted blanket.
How to Choose the Right Weighted Blanket for you
Here are a few factors you might want to consider when shopping for a weighted blanket:
- The fabric – If you are going through the menopause it would be wise to opt for a weighted blanket that is made with cooling fabric. The cooling fabric can help you to feel cooler while you sleep at night.
- How to Wash it – Some weighted blankets come with removable covers that can be washed. Other blankets allow you to wash them without having to remove the cover. Please make sure you always read the instructions before you place the blanket in your washer.
- The Weight – Before you purchase your new weighted blanket make sure you know how the weight is distributed. You also need to choose a blanket that does not weigh too much. Ideally, your new blanket should weigh no more than 10% of your body weight.
If you are going through the menopause make sure you get the sleep you need with the help of a weighted blanket. Not only will you feel more relaxed but you’ll find you can get on with your daily routines a lot easier.